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Fun Things To Do In Florida

Fun Things To Do In Florida | Florida Tourist Attractions | Haunted Places

If you are looking for fun things to do in Florida, look no further than Florida Fringe Tourism. We display Florida tourist attractions and haunted places in Florida that are off the beaten path, full of dark secrets and haunted history. We show you haunted places in Florida that you can’t find on other Florida tourism and Florida vacation websites. Florida tourist attractions that are more than beaches and sunshine, and Florida tourism is more than what you see in those theme park brochures. Florida tourism is more about haunted places in Florida that provide fun things to do in Florida!

Visit Florida tourist attractions that are famous for their legends, haunted history, and paranormal lore. We offer coupons for shopping at metaphysical shops, discounts on admission to various Florida tourist attractions, and free to see fun things to do in Florida. We make Florida tourism like digging for buried pirate treasure, the deeper you dig, the more awesome Florida tourism you find!

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Offering a rich amount of haunted places in Florida to visit, we display such things as civil war battlefields, unexplained ruins from centuries ago, mysterious carvings in bedrock, and tons of reports of hauntings, ghosts, and witches!

FUN THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

We showcase strange and odd Florida tourist attractions like the world’s smallest post office and the world’s smallest police station. We display Florida’s beautiful state parks with natural beauty as well as mysterious geological phenomena. We guide you on tours of historical landmarks and ancient ruins, as well as unexplained man made carvings and native American relics that are centuries old. And if ghost hunting is your thing, we have plenty for you, too! Haunted cemeteries, famous burials, paranormal hot spots, ghosts and spirits that haunt houses, hotels, and Florida tourism locations.

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Florida tourism is known for paranormal and haunted locations around St. Augustine, but much of the state is shrouded in mysterious legends that few know about. We shed a light on these forgotten chunks of history, mysterious legends, and haunted lore!

Make your next Florida vacation more than the usual theme parks and beaches. Use Florida Fringe Tourism to find Florida tourism that will make a memorable trip through the most fun things to do in Florida.

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If you love ghost stories, historical mysteries, urban legends, oddities or off-beat tourist attractions, then you have found the perfect place to plan your Florida vacation! We showcase some of the best Florida tourist attractions that you won’t find on other tourism sites.

This is a collection of some of the most fun things to do in Florida, from eerie haunted cemeteries to famous (or infamous) legends. We take you on a tour of history’s forgotten secrets, from mysterious ruins to museums and nature walks. Love a good ghost tale? We have ghost towns, ghost lights, and ghost tours. Interested in history? We have centuries-old monuments and crumbling ruins. We offer you the most obscure and rare “fringe” sight seeing locations available.

Bloody Bucket Road
Bloody Bucket Road
in Wauchula
A dirt path over 100 years old, Griffin Road has a creepy nickname which locals believe came from the bloody deaths of murdered babies.
Historic Haunts Investigations
in Statewide
Historic Haunts Investigations travels across the country helping people with their paranormal needs, and answering their questions.
Turnbull Ruins in New Smyrna Beach
Turnbull Ruins
in New Smyrna Beach
One of Florida's biggest mysteries is the ruins of an ancient fort that has no historical record of who built it!
Haunted fort in St. Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos
in St. Augustine
This medieval fort, built in 1672, has been the scene of many bloody battles, and is now one of the most haunted places in America.
The intricate, 12 mile cave system beneath Wakulla Springs
Wakulla Springs State Park
in Wakulla Springs
From the very first residents of Florida to the tourists of today, Wakulla Springs has been fascinating visitors for more than 12,000 years.
Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, Florida
Mission San Luis
in Tallahassee
As you walk around looking at the paintings on the walls, you will find it hard not to think about the 900 people buried under the simple dirt floor.

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Mission San Luis
in Tallahassee
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It was hot, and the sun shining on the white walls was nearly blinding as I stepped into the church. Standing in the dark room waiting for my eyes to adjust to the light, I immediately noticed how cool it was compared to the outside. As the interior slowly came into focus, I was struck by the simplistic beauty and the peaceful quiet. Walking around looking at the paintings on the walls, it was hard not to think about the 900 people buried under the simple dirt floor.

For perhaps a 1000 years, an advanced and powerful tribe lived in Northwest Florida. The Apalachee lived in the area around present day Tallahassee. Known as fierce warriors who went into battle with their bodies painted red by ochre paint, they were also considered prosperous by other tribes due to the farming of corn, squash and beans. In 1528, when Pánfilo de Narváez came to the area, the population is estimated to be 50,000. Eleven years later, Hernado de Soto would make his winter camp nearby, driving out the natives, using their food stores and lodges for his men.

In the early 1600s, a mission was built and friars were sent at the request of the natives that had been converted. Mission San Luis was moved to its present location in 1656 atop one of the tallest hills around and a church, friary and fort were built. The mission and village became the capitol of the western Spanish missions and the Apalachee nation,wh and soon became vital to the Spanish government by providing food for St. Augustine and security for the western providence. By 1675, it had grown to the largest Spanish settlement outside of St. Augustine.

After more than a century of disease, war, slavery, abuse and mistreatment, the once great Apalachee tribe had dwindled down to a shadow of its former self. In 1704, with war raging between Spain and England, British troops began closing in on Mission San Luis, the last remaining Spanish stronghold. Left with no other options, the Spanish and Apalachee burned the village, church, crops and castillo, and evacuated.

Fast forward 300 years and the site of the mission and village is now a living history museum. Buildings like the church, friary, fort and council house have been rebuilt on their original locations with painstaking attention to making them as historically accurate as possible.

If you go, plan to spend some time. The location is large with a lot to see and experience. Along with displays, re-enactments and information boards, there are many costumed interpreters that are full of valuable information. Don’t rush through it … take the time to soak it all in.

Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, Florida
The Spanish Mission where 900 Apalachee are buried.
The Apalachee were an advanced and powerful tribe lived in Northwest Florida.